Along with colder temperatures and a fresh burst of rain, Monsoon also gives us an excuse to go out and engulf ourselves in the fresh air. Hill stations and dams are the most popular places we can visit. And those surprise waterfalls are a treat in itself. But this year, a lot of these dams in Pune are closed as the risk of landslide accidents is high.
Dams including Mulshi Dam and Tamhini Ghat in Mulshi Taluka, Bhushi dam, and Lonavala in Maval taluka, will remain closed. Entry is also prohibited in Malshej Ghat in Junnar Taluka, Bhimashankar in Ambegaon Taluka, and Khadakwasla Dam in Haveli Taluka. Bhatghar Dam, fort area in Bhor Taluka, Panshet Dam, and other areas in Velhe Taluka will remain inaccessible to tourists.
According to Pune’s district collector, only the dams in Pune have closed, the talukas, including Lonavala, will remain open. And if you dare visit the dams, you will be booked under IPC section 188.
These places were the most popular getaway destination, as you could visit these places and come back home on the same day. Hence these places were frequented by locals every monsoon.
The state recently saw a scary cyclone pass over it, and it has wreaked havoc in many areas. And given the state’s tally with COVID 19 patients, it is better to be safe and sound than invite more problems.
Monsoon has just set in the state, and we are yet to see the heavy rainfall days. Although we can’t predict the future, we sure do hope to see some of these beautiful locations once the ban is lifted.